Want to work in a country pub nestled in the suburbs of London?

Want to work in a country pub nestled in the suburbs of London?

Steven Miles our consultant managing the role
Date posted: 22/07/2021

Did you know there are around 40,000 public houses - aka pubs - in the UK?

To put that into perspective, if you visited a new pub every day, it would take you 109 years to work your way through the list. Now we’re not recommending that you make this your lifelong mission but think about the charming and unique pubs you’d come across. We bet you can't imagine finding a quaint country pub just a stone’s throw from London. Well, we’re here to let you in on a secret… we have lots of country pubs scattered across London's suburbs and the home counties.

So if you’re torn between life in the big city and the countryside, we’ve got some reasons to love working in a country pub in London’s suburbs.

The best of both worlds

Is the buzz of a big city calling you? If you want to live in a diverse community, where you have exotic food, a blend of cultures and great public transport links at your fingertips, it sounds like the vibrant city that is London is for you. But how about if you could have all that nearby, and get a little slice of countryside heaven on the side?

If you’re thinking about taking your hospitality career to the countryside , remember that you don’t have to compromise - you can have the best of both worlds. It’s just a case of finding a pub that is close enough to the hustle and bustle, but far enough that you get that feeling of escapism.

Get to know your locals

Choosing where to set yourself up and work is a big decision. For some people, living and working on the coast is ultimate #lifegoals. But for you, being closer to the action might be where it is at.

Well, you don’t have to sacrifice a great atmosphere if you choose to work in a country pub in London’s suburbs. In the quieter parts of the city, the local pub is the heart of the community. It’s the place the locals go to catch up over a cold pint, relax and watch the sports, and feast on hearty pub grub. And, these locals will soon become an extension of your work family.

Become one with nature

Did you know that being closer to nature can improve your mental health? As many as 95% of people agree that spending time outdoors improves their mood. We can’t overlook the fact that the last year or so has been a hard time for most people. So think about how getting out in the fresh air could do wonders for your overall health.

We have to point out that you don’t have to be a hiker to enjoy living close to nature. You might have your sights set on a vegetable patch. Or you want to fulfil your dream of becoming a pet parent and give your furry friend the space to roam freely. It could be that you simply want a slower pace of life, because who doesn’t?

Bring your hospitality career to M&B

Are you ready to pack up your bags yet? With over 1,600 pubs, bars and restaurants dotted around the UK, we’re bound to have a job in a location that’s right for you. Browse our jobs in the home counties or explore our countryside jobs.

Ready to start your application? Check out the dos and don’ts when writing your hospitality CV.

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